Beddgelert, Gwynedd, Wales Genealogy
In 1887: "Beddgelert, parish and village, on borders of Carnarvonshire and Merioneth, 4 miles S. of Rhyd-ddu ry. station and 13 miles SE. of Carnarvon, 26,716 acres, population 1330; P.O. The village, 6 miles S. of Snowdon, is situated amid fine mountain scenery, and is a starting-point for tourists. Coaches run in connection with the trains at Rhyd-ddu. Beddgelert signifies "The Grave of Gelert," Llewellyn's hound, which, tradition says, was buried here." (John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887))
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NOTE: There is absolutely no evidence for Gelert's existence! The so-called "grave" is believed to have been created in the late 18th-century by the landlord of the Goat Hotel in Beddgelert, who connected a legend to the village in order to encourage tourism.
|before 31 March 1974||Caernarfonshire & Merionethshire|
|1 April 1974 - 31 March 1996||Gwynedd|
|from 1 April 1996||Gwynedd|